Arizona History Trivia 6: Can You Pass?

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Test your knowledge of Arizona history with this short quiz, originally published in Marshall Trimble’s Official Arizona Trivia. Don’t scroll down too quickly. The answers are posted shortly below the questions. When you’re finished, leave a comment with your score. What was Papago Park in Phoenix used for in the 1940s? Name one of two Arizona governors to die in … [Read more...]

Meet Your New Guide: Hip Historian Marshall Shore

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Arizona Oddities is proud to welcome a new guide! Marshall Shore, the "Hip Historian," is the latest contributor to the site. He will be sharing unique and quirky stories about some of the best-known and little-known people who reign from the state. Please join us in welcoming Marshall. Here, he shares a bit about himself: Day job: As the Hip Historian, my passion is … [Read more...]

Arizona Oddities’ Favorite 10 Posts of 2014

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We offer a wide range of stories on Arizona Oddities catering to an eclectic group of fans from around the state, nation and even the world. From history and recreation to artistic endeavors and those weird things you see along the highway, we’ve got it covered. Here, we’re showcasing our favorite 10 posts from 2014 (in no particular order). We also want to hear what you … [Read more...]

Arizona Oddities’ Top 10 Posts of 2014

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A special thank you to all of the new and loyal readers of Arizona Oddities. 2014 has been another exciting year in Arizona, and we look forward to 2015. Looking back, here’s an overview of our most popular posts this year. Lots of wildlife and nature lovers out there! How to Keep Scorpions Away from Your Home – There are about 35 species of scorpions in Arizona, but only … [Read more...]

Arizona Historical Society Celebrates Day of the Dead in New Exhibit

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The Dia de Los Muertos, Day of the Dead, is a Mexican holiday that can be traced back hundreds of years. It brings family and friends together to pray for and remember loved ones who have passed away. Taking place from Oct. 31 to Nov. 2, this holiday is marked with rich and artistic traditions, such as decorating graves and sugar skulls, and dining on elaborate family … [Read more...]